DIY built in bookcases butcher block- used upper cabinets for bases. 12 inches deep. can still have a table in front of it. Would this work for breakfast room? Have larger shelves open and then upper cabinet doors for narrower shelves at top?
Vary Book Placement. Did you know there are 7 ways to stack books? Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff teaches us how she styled hers in her IKEA Billy bookcases to break up the columns. Notice how she doesn’t just stick to books, she adds art and natural objects too. And don’t you love that reading chair?
To create dividers use extra Billy shelves for $5 at IKEA trimmed with miter saw to fit vertically between the shelves. They’re secured with a few brad nails. The result was a more custom looking bookshelf with division every other shelf. The backs are painted in Glidden’s ‘Regal Wave’ a dark moody blue.